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The Multiple Pieces of Operating Room Turnaround Time and the Hidden Elements of Waste Between Them

October 18, 2018

By Allison Newman Most hospitals define turnaround time as previous patient ‘wheels out’ to the next patient ‘wheels in’ – where ‘wheels out’ and ‘wheels in’ are the exact times that a patient bed rolls out of or into an operating room (OR). This is a key metric in determining OR efficiency, as long turnarounds… read more →




International Consulting Assignments

October 16, 2018

By Adrian Travis In management consulting, there’s no deeper end of the pool than an international consulting assignment.  At Trindent, we call this a complex business challenge, because of the various cultural nuances, linguistic nuances, not to mention jet-lag and isolation it causes staff while on assignment.  However, for the right person, and the right… read more →




Data Analytics – Why Culture Matters

October 5, 2018

By Peter Keogh, Principal   Most of the technology being implemented today is designed to provide data. Of course, data itself does nothing. In most industries, people do just about everything. As such, data is meaningful only when people effectively apply it. ___________________________________ Data itself does nothing. People do just about everything. As such, data… read more →




Building an Effective Team

September 28, 2018

Building a team is more than just delegating tasks, allocating resources, and managing deadlines. To effectively and efficiently achieve organizational goals, the team leader should continuously investigate and improve the seven areas mentioned below. By answering the key questions listed in these areas, a leader will have a better understanding of the current situations, limitations,… read more →




Making the Division of Labor Effective

July 6, 2018

The Division of Labor was first proposed in Adam Smith’s famous 1776 book, the Wealth of Nations, as a critical factor in the productivity of countries. It has been pursued by many organizations ever since and has become much more common with the ability to outsource tasks to other countries. Aside from offshore delegation, a… read more →




SIX BEHAVIOURS OF AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER

June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018 By Vighnesh Vaitheeswaran Managers are needed to utilize their ability to effectively lead and empower their resources to accomplish their department’s goals. Unfortunately, many managers are not chosen for their ability to lead, but for their ability to firefight and to personally deliver outcomes. These behaviors reinforce themselves as managers take on… read more →




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